The surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra of three aminophosphonate derivatives of pyridine: (diphenylphosphoryl)(pyridin-2-yl) methanol (α -Pyr), (diphenylphosphoryl)(pyridin-3-yl)methanol (β -Pyr), and (diphenylphosphoryl)(pyridin-4-yl)methanol (γ -Pyr) were measured after immobilization onto colloidal gold surface. Changes in the wavenumber, broadness, and enhancement between the corresponding Raman and SERS bands allowed to deduce orientation of the α -, β -, and γ -isomers (α -, β -, and γ -refer to the position of the substituent relative to the ring nitrogen atom) of aminophosphonate derivatives of pyridine on the gold surface. Briefly, it was demonstrated that the α -Pyr and β -Pyr show the same mode of adsorption, whereas the adsorption process of the γ -Pyr isomer differs in this regard that pyridine assists in the interaction with the gold surface. © 2014 Ewa Piȩta et al.
Piȩta, E., Proniewicz, E., Boduszek, B., Olszewski, T. K., Kim, Y., & Proniewicz, L. M. (2014). Exploring the isomer dependent SERS spectra of (diphenylphosphoryl) (pyridin-2, -3, and -4-yl)methanol adsorbed on gold nanocolloids. Journal of Spectroscopy, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/894749